Fight Against Mariner East and PennEast Pipelines Continue as Public Hearing Approaches

*Map courtesy of Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Bethlehem is not immune to the trouble that plagues many communities in Pennsylvania: fracked gas pipelines. Here, Southsider takes a look at the ongoing fights against the Mariner East II and the PennEast pipeline, which highlight a common concern that unites Pennsylvanians across counties. This article will…

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How Solar Can Go Mainstream: A Webinar Presented by MAREA

MAREA, or the Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Association, is a nonprofit organization that has been around in Pennsylvania for 15 years. Based out of Kutztown, this organization fights to save the Earth from climate change by advocating for energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy in Pennsylvania. Their work includes extensive school and community-based education, renewable…

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Reflections on Civic Life and the Pandemic: Hannah Provost on Environmentalism and Covid-19

Amidst untold deaths, massive shortages of medical supplies, and inequalities in healthcare treatment, two different ways of thinking about nature have emerged in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. Nature has become a crucial mental, spiritual, and physical solace for many who are restricted due to Stay-At-Home orders and unable to access other mental and spiritual…

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South Bethlehem and Clean Water

I sat down with Rachel Rosenfeld – Community Outreach Coordinator for the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Sierra Club in order to discuss environmental concerns on the South Side of Bethlehem and in the larger Lehigh Valley. Rachel works in the Lehigh Valley to establish a grassroots network of advocates focused on the importance of protecting…

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